Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our little lion on Halloween night

Today was Sawyer's first Halloween, and lucky for us, we happened to be in the USA! So we had a fun and eventful day. There was never a debate in our mind about what Sawyer would be for his first Halloween: a lion. Born in East Africa, Sawyer is strong on courage and he does a great little growl/roar at totally random times (best recorded in Kara's midnight video... he woke up, crawled around the crib, and roared right into the camera).

To start the festivities, we took Sawyer to the first birthday party he's had the pleasure to attend, that of his friend Sophia Grace. He had a blast hanging out with all the other kids and playing with the many toys. Always a ham, he was happy to be in the middle of a circle with everyone looking in and cameras all around.

Back home, we took Sawyer down the street for his first shot at Trick-or-Treating! He did quite well and garnered many oohs and aahs, plus some candy for his family.




One neighbor even saw him coming and dropped a baby food jar in his basket. Then when we got home and checked out our haul, he managed to chew into a Kit-Kat bar wrapper and had chocolate all over his face before we knew what he'd done. it would appear our boy likes chocolate.

8 comments:

Kara Joy said...

I love his Easter/trick-or-treat/toybox basket. That seems to have been a wise investment on mom's part.

brady said...

first birthday party? excuse me- wasn't he in attendance for Kate's in bahati camp? I can't remember... :)

I'm glad he's doing well!! And I'm glad y'all are doing well, too.

Michael & Joe Joe said...

We as well do not remember, Brady... was the party a memorable event? We think he must not have been in attendance.

Kara Joy said...

Did you forget Austin's birthday? Where his Grandma gave him a taste of ice cream?

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Yeah, everyone else is right, I'm completely wrong here. Not his first birthday party... but it was his first time at someone else's 1st birthday party (as in 1-yr old)! That's what I was thinking. :)

Grandmama said...

I kept thinking," hey that ball basket looks a lot like a pumpkin. That would make a great Trick or treat basket!!" See, Grandmama some times makes a good pick!
I love the little Lion, he needed me to put some wiskers on his widdle face!!! Love Grandmama

Jason and Leslie said...

Sawyer is soooo cute! It is great to finally see a picture of him. It is also good to see that you are enjoying your time at home. Miss you guys!

Hallie said...

For some reason I am not surprised that one of Sawyer's first parties is that of a female. You better watch that boy, he's the ultimate ladies man! hah!